Women and Gender Studies Program presents:
Political Violence Against Women and What We Can Do To Change Things.
Women are not new to Maine politics. From Margaret Chase Smith to Deqa Dhalac, Maine women have broken barriers to serve in political leadership.Similarly, women have always faced sexism and misogyny in politics. However,contemporary elected women - and women of color, in particular - faceincreasing hostility, hateful threats and acts of violence threatening to limittheir ongoing full participation in public life.
Join Professor Mona Lena Krook, author of Violence AgainstWomen in Politics, for a discussion of this problem and solutions thatare working in communities across the country.
Mona Lena Krook is Professor of Political Science and Chair ofthe Women & Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University(New Jersey, USA). Since 2015, she has collaborated with theNational Democratic Institute on its #NotTheCost campaign tostop violence against women in politics. Research for the bookwas funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER Awardand an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
APRIL 8, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This event is co-sponsored by the USM WGS Program,the Maine Women's Lobby, Prevention. Action. Change.,the League of Women Voters Maine, and If/When/How:Maine Law Lawyering for Reproductive Justice.